One of America’s most high-profile power couples have called off their wedding and gone their separate ways, according to the New York Post.
Former New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez and music icon Jennifer Lopez have reportedly ended their four-year relationship after being engaged for the last two years.
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The pair started dating in 2017, got engaged in 2019 and were supposed to be married in 2020, but postponed the wedding twice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lopez admitted in December there was no rush to get married to Rodriguez.
She also said the two had talked about not getting married — similar to Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, who have been together for over 35 years but were never married.
Lopez and Rodriguez have not publicly acknowledged the breakup but the bombshell news has taken fans by shock.
I’m so surprised. I thought they would last.
— Emily Joudrey (@EmilyJoudrey) March 12, 2021
Ok JLo and ARod breaking up has rattled me
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) March 12, 2021
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have broken up, just like Kim and Kanye. Now it’s a pandemic
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) March 12, 2021
SPLIT! Numerous reports state Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called off their engagement and the wedding. The couple reportedly finalized their split today. JLo is in Dominican Republic filming her new movie, and ARod is in Miami working as well… https://t.co/h5397ah8NE pic.twitter.com/xtk9MiZmFP
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) March 12, 2021
Rodriguez hasn’t posted a photo with Lopez on Instagram since February, in what could be seen as a telling precursor to their breakup.
The baseball legend did put up a post this week asking fans if they had plans for the weekend, however.
Lopez said recent therapy was ‘really helpful’
The pair’s breakup has come as a shock to many fans though, despite Lopez revealing last month that therapy they’d undergone as a couple was “really helpful”.
“I miss being creative and running on 150,” Lopez told Allure.
“But Alex, of all people, was like, ‘I love it. I love being at home. I love doing my Zooms. I love knowing the kids are there, and you’re there all the time.’ It has been actually really good.
“We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy.
“I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship.”
While together, Lopez and Rodriguez made waves by being part of an ownership group that tried to buy the New York Mets baseball franchise.
The two were aggressive in their pursuit of the team, though eventually lost out to billionaire businessman, Steve Cohen.
Rodriguez — who joined ESPN in 2018 — will continue his role as part of the “Sunday Night Baseball” booth in 2021.
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